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  1. Option of displaying "Scheduled" Status or Customized status of an Event/Item/Task in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    An option of displaying a "Scheduled" Status in the Status Field of an Event/Item in Calendar in Microsoft Outlook 2016 would be beneficial.

    15 votes
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  2. Preserve reminders moving appointments already expired

    When an item on the calendar is moved to a new time, after the original time has passed, it does not automatically carry the reminder with it. This is so stone age. For example: I have an event for June 3rd at 9.00 AM with a 15 minutes reminder. I am unable to get it done so at 10 a.m. I move it to June 6th at 2 p.m. The reminder should automatically be applied. In other words, reminders should not expire. They should be a characteristic of the event which stays there until removed by user. Please refer to…

    17 votes
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  3. Provide an option to Auto create folder when downloading multiple attachment from a sender in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to auto create folder when downloading multiple attachment from a sender in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to control where you save the attachments for easy accessibility.

    6 votes
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  4. Allow a message to be flagged when composing a reply or forwarding a message in the preview pane.

    Currently when you reply to or forward a message, if you compose it in the preview pane, the follow-up flag button is missing, you have to pop out the message in order to flag it. Please add the flag button to the options available for a message being composed in the preview pane.

    33 votes
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  5. Option to Add contact photo as a URL and render the photo using the URL

    Provide an option to store only a contact photo URL instead of the image. This way we could use the URL to point to LinkedIn, Facebook or Avatar picture of a contact.

    25 votes
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  6. Add Pinnable locations to the "recent" documents attachments Menu

    The new attachments menu in Outlook 2016 is one of the best bits of the product, not only saving me loads of time by adding files I was last working on, but also making it easy to send links instead of files.

    For me the only thing it's lacking is some pins so that I can go and grab attachments from pinned locations (Just like the say the Open Document pane works on Word/Excel/PowerPoint

    47 votes
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  7. Make meeting response tracker behave like a regular Windows table in Outlook 2016

    I just discovered that the table in meeting response tracker doesn't behave like a regular Windows table:
    - columns cannot be re-sized through either dragging the dividers or double-clicking them for auto-adjustment;
    - columns cannot be sorted by clicking their headers (e.g., show invited persons alphabetically or group response status).

    This issue is present in Outlook 2010, 2013, and 2016. Please change it.

    Also, can’t move/resize the column headers or sort by column. Also cannot see an accurate count of accept, tentative, decline as a delegate. If someone creates the meeting on behalf of an executive/manager, they can’t see the…

    52 votes
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  8. Provide an option to make the subject line non-editable in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to make the subject line non-editable in Microsoft Outlook 2016 to avoid any disadvantages as far as security or integrity is concerned.

    6 votes
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  9. Favorites folder in Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC

    Option of adding the favorites folder to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for MAC similar to Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Windows.

    34 votes
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  10. Provide an option to protect the emails from getting marked as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to protect an email from getting marked as read automatically after X seconds which will protect the emails from getting marked as Read in Microsoft Outlook 2016 while going through the emails. The duration after which an email can be marked as Read can be set by the user. Also provide a feature to lock emails to prevent their accidental deletion while navigating or checking emails.

    10 votes
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  11. Accepted appointments should have the "Accept" option grayed out

    Accepted appointments should have the "Accept" option grayed out. This way, we won't need to do a double-take on whether we've accepted it or not. And similarly for a tentative appointment, the "Tentative" button should be grayed out.

    29 votes
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  12. Delete Clutter folder from mailbox

    Delete Clutter folder from mailbox, not with MFCMAPI, really for the mailbox!

    32 votes
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  13. Include how many hours a task required

    In outlook.com, there is a drop-down menu to include approximately how much time a task will take/did take. This is something that my employer wants to use to see approximately how much time each project we do takes, but this option is nowhere in the downloadable program, only the website. This addition would be perfect for our company's needs.

    30 votes
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  14. Email count by group heading

    I would like to see how many emails are in the groupings I select. For example, number of emails by Date grouping (today, yesterday...); or number of emails by sender in From grouping; or number of emails by Subject grouping.

    63 votes
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  15. Syntax highlighting for programming languages

    Syntax highlighting for programming languages would be awesome. I am always pasting code in emails to colleagues. I typically have to copy the code first into a new document in something like Notepad++, set the language, then choose a copy as HTML option, in order to have the code look sane in the email.

    It would be very nice if I could just set the language for a text block and paste the code and outlook would colorize it for me.

    While that would be enough, it'd be great if outlook could understand those code blocks on the other end…

    9 votes
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  16. Rule Option for Email Volume in Outlook 2016

    A rule/message alert would be nice for when you get a certain number of emails a day that automatically get sorted into folders. For example:


    • When a folder receives a certain number of emails in a day by rule.

    • When a folder gets past a certain number of emails total.

    • When someone sends you a certain number of emails a day.

    • When a rule gets triggered a certain number of times in a day/week.

    8 votes
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  17. Custom signatures not using selected font color in email body

    This is more of an issue instead of feature feedback, but ever since upgrading Office 2016 from 2013, my users have an issue. We setup separate signatures "New" and "Reply-Forward" emails that have different font colors. So even though our "Reply" signature has the font to a specific color, as soon as you start typing in the body of the email, the color is the default black and not what the actual signature color is.

    13 votes
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  18. Could photos attached to an email appear as thumbnail versions of themselves and Option to increase thumbnail size

    I cannot easily identify any particular photo when each appears on the email as a 'cloud' icon along with its identity no. Would it not be easier to see each as a thumbnail of itself?

    Also,there should be an option to increase thumbnail size in Outlook please. I use outlook to review security snapshots and a larger image without the need to click on each attachment would be very useful.

    39 votes
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  19. Changing and Managing Conversation message Titles

    If I change the subject of an e-mail, it doesn't properly update the subject in the conversation list. If I instead select group "By subject", the subject is appropriately shown.

    Perhaps you could make the display by subject similar to the conversation display so that e-mail with like subjects in other folders will show up in the group, and perhaps you could have an option to sort by date and subject like the way conversations are displayed.

    Or provide more general flexibility to change the name of a conversation and have future e-mail become part of a conversation as people…

    22 votes
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  20. Provide an option to show Mail tips in English(UK) in Microsoft Outlook 2016

    Provide an option to show Mail tips in English(UK) in Microsoft Outlook 2016 rather then only being shown in English(USA)

    6 votes
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